Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C.


It is not feasible for fish owners to leave extra food in their fish’s tank before leaving for an extended period. This creates the need for a device that can automatically and reliably feed a fish. The purpose of this project is to design an automated fish feeder for household use. The device was developed to feed a single goldfish for at least 14 days without any additional input from the user. Using an Arduino unit to control two stepper motors, the multi-stage design feeds the fish while avoiding failures that could result in too much food being dispensed. The compact design attaches directly to the tank for easy setup.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering